Philip Moi has been ordered to pay Sh90 million as upkeep and housing for former wife Rosanna Pluda after she was granted divorce on grounds of cruelty and perjury.
Philip, who is a son to the retired President Daniel Moi is required to find Pluda a house in either Runda, Karen, Lavington or Kileleshwa, or pay her another Sh60 million in the next 90 days.
Out of the Sh90 million, Sh30 million is for Pluda’s maintenance for the next 10 years, which is supposed to be paid within three months (90 days) according to the orders of High Court judge Luka Kimaru, who granted the divorce.
Pluda had asked for a Sh250, 000 monthly upkeep, up from the Sh60, 000 she had been awarded by the High Court. She had said the Sh60, 000 was not enough to cater for maintenance but Philip protested on the amount, arguing that it was exorbitant and he could not afford it. He then sought temporary orders to stop Pluda from demanding the money from him.
He had complained to the courts that he cannot afford the Sh250, 000 monthly payments since he is unemployed and relies on a pension from the Department of Defence, where he retired as an Army major.
Philip claimed that despite knowing his true financial status, Pluda had decided to live a “life of fantasy, glamour and glitz, ostentation with a display of affluence fit for Hollywood and the legendary jet-setting lifestyle known worldwide for extravagance”.
He said Pluda’s “lavish lifestyle, which is not only extravagant but obscene, according to Kenyan standards”, had forced him to incur debt to maintain it.